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Admiralty – Retaliatory Discharge – No Jury – No Punitive Damages (access required)

Where a seaman sued for retaliatory discharge and indicated that his suit arose under admiralty jurisdiction, defendant's motion to strike the seaman's jury demand and the claim for punitive damages were sustained because plaintiff elected admiralty jurisdiction under which neither a jury demand nor punitive damages are allowed. Plaintiff alleges that he sustained personal injuries while ...